Abby Kim was driven to advocate for compassionate and evidence-based substance use policy after watching repeated and systemic failures affect individuals where she worked, Boston University's Medical Campus. Her experience in clinical research informed her interest, having studied mental-health service utilization, psychiatry services in young children with burns and adults with schizophrenia, and inpatient alcohol use disorder treatment. Her efforts on the local, state and federal levels on harm reduction policy earned her the Excellence in Practice Award at Boston University School of Public Health, where she received her Master in Public Health. She is a former Rappaport Public Policy Fellow and is currently the Legislative Director in the office of State Senator John F. Keenan.
Legislative Director, Massachusetts State Senate